"I don't know if he's the same Marcus I knew before the accident."
Lindsey Pelas was shocked to hear about Marcus Hyde's alleged predatory behavior — so much so that she has questioned if his near-fatal car accident was a factor.
The model, who worked with the photographer in the past, said he was always professional with her, but wondered if he was the same person since the crash.
"The situation is really disappointing because you never want to see a photographer act so predatory," she said. "I know Marcus was in a really serious car accident, and I don't know the state of his mental health honestly."
"So it's really, really hard for me to have a full opinion when I don't know who that person is. I don't know if he's the same Marcus I knew before the accident."
Earlier this week, 20-year-old model Sunnaya Nash posted a text exchange between herself and Hyde, in which she claims he told her he would only agree to shoot her for free if she sent him nudes first — otherwise, $2k up front.
Since then, Nash claims she has been sent numerous accounts of other models describing predatory behavior from Hyde — allegedly occurring before the crash — which she has published on Twitter with their names blocked.
As for Pelas, she claims Hyde nor anyone else would never have tried it with her because she is "such a bitch".
"I think if anyone does something creepy to you, you should always be able to tell them to f--k off," she advised her fellow models. "It's really really fun to do. If anyone does something remotely creepy just tell them to f--k right off, and they probably will."
Her advice continued: "You should always just be really really careful, and don't be afraid to reference and ask other women their experience with a photographer, or someone you work with. And if anyone makes you feel creepy you know, make sure you have your own resources so that you're not stuck somewhere abandoned where you can't fly out of town, or get your own hotel room or whatever."